Monday, March 20, 2017

Mid March Artwork

Cartoon. #pen

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Harley Quinn. India ink and pen practice. #Practice #pen #dc #comic

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Apocalypse. #Practice #pen #marvel

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Bernie. Chalk drawing for Bernie Wrightson. RIP.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

This weekends artwork

In space, no one can hear you sleep. - Mixed Media

Nick Cave - Fake Dracula Sings The Blues - Ink and Watercolor.

Monday, March 6, 2017

more working completed on "Spanish Harlem is burning"

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

It’s funny; I just received a notification from Facebook from about a year ago.

One year ago today I was 320 pounds; today I am a whopping 338 pounds, oh how times flies when you are having fun. So now in my 55th year on this planet I’m really over weight, depressed, and dirt poor.  The only thing that is holding me together at this point is my wife who I dearly love, my cats and my artwork. It’s funny; I should be able to lose this weight without any issues.  I’ve done so in the past with some help from my obsessions and focusing on my artwork.

Starting tomorrow I am stopping drinking, going back to my dieting ways, and putting 100% of my free time into my artwork.  I am hoping that I can keep my head together and not get sucked into the darkness of my past.  I keep on torturing myself with thoughts of not being good enough, of being a loser because I have no home and no savings.  How I cannot provide a good home to my wife and my cat babies, because I’m too scared to jump ship again and try for another job.
I just need to concentrate on the fact that I have done the best I could with my life even with a few bad luck spells from a few years ago.

I can do this.

I need to do this.

Wish me luck.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Dirt Nap Notations - 2/23/2017

The path to being a great artist or anything for that matter is dedication and obsession. One of the reasons why I’m not a famous artist is my attention span. I get distracted so easily, it’s kind of comical. (Oh look a bird!) I’ve been following certain artists and I see that they live and breathe art. If they are lucky they have a career in art or like a certain painter I know, they are so good they actually get paid for their paintings. I on the other hand, haven’t sold a piece of artwork in the last 20 years. I do mostly free artwork for friends and family and offer my services in trade. Also the last 25 years of my life I’ve been raising a family and working at office jobs to earn ends meat and get insurance for everybody.

So I’ve been ignoring my artwork and training and now I’m playing catch up. I’m 54 years old, I don’t have a home, I don’t have a savings account, I live paycheck to paycheck and I work a job they barely covers my life costs. But now I’m trying to get back into artwork, trying to be the artist I should have been 25 years ago. But I keep on getting distracted, and need to buckle down and get to creating stuff. I need to channel my personal “Eric” and get to drawing and painting. I’ve come to terms with what type of artist I am, a surrealist Cartoonist, catchy I know! Anyway, I’m just screaming my stuff on to the internet to get it out of my head. 

Have a great day people.

Art for the mad...

Monday, February 13, 2017

Spanish Harlem Paintings.

Here is one of the oil paintings based on my life in Spanish Harlem as a child.
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